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They Call Me Mad

When we think of the mad scientist we think of Frankenstein or Dr Jekyll. This is because of movie magic and the intoxicating belief that such mad men are mere fantasy. In They Call Me Mad,  John Monahan shatters the myth and gives us the true stories of the mad men that inspired these tales. […]

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Cosplay isn’t just for the professionals

As a fan of Cosplay I scour the conventions looking for the best costumes and the people who exemplify their characters. I have discovered that often it is the person behind the mask that makes a costume a success or a failure. People who dress up as their favorite characters do so out of a […]

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The Unspecial Gen Y, The Unspecial Economy, And The Neoliberal Fail

I’ve never understood the American obsession with categorizing people as Gen X, Gen Y, Boomers and so forth. It’s so obviously a ploy to develop marketing niches to sell people stuff that it seems silly to me that people take it all seriously – we’re all just people, as people have been down the ages. […]

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Thor Viking God of Thunder

The name Thor creates images of strength and courage. He is one of those Gods of old that has somehow invaded modern culture. As a gamer, I see Thor as a great deity to use in your campaigns but where do you go to learn about Thor and the religious rites that could be used […]

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We are witnessing the end of American global dominance

The Syria crisis is not Kerry’s “Munich moment” but quite the opposite. It signals the end of US global dominance. This the United States’ “Suez Moment”, the moment when an once-undisputed global superpower could no longer reign supreme and the power passed elsewhere. The power passed to the US from Britain during the Suez Crisis. […]

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“Conviction Was Never Going To Happen”

This is too painful for me to comment on. I could barely finish reading the article. But I think it’s important for it to get the widest coverage possible, since it probably won’t get much: Dr. Shiping Bao, the Volusia County medical examiner who was in charge of handling slain-teenager Trayvon Martin’s body in February […]

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DREDD Sequel Day of Action

An incredible number of people have signed the petition asking for a sequal to the DREDD film. The actual number is more than 80,000! Now the team behind the petition is asking for your help. They want to make a statement that will last. “We’ve already made the moneymen who could get behind a sequel […]

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Secret Service, Pentagon considering Google Glass-like eyewear

Though some say Google Glass looks dorky and makes you a Glasshole, the US military and the Secret Secret are actively researching such devices in hopes of using them to connect to their vast storehouses of data. Everything would need to be encrypted securely. Once that’s worked out, smart eyewear could be used to map […]

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WARFACE: Round 2 of Beta Testing Dates

After positive feedback from players at gamescom 2013, free-to-play FPS Warface has been edging closer to launch with a fresh round of Closed Beta tests. And with further extended play tests for the game getting under way from tomorrow, Crytek are inviting even more Warface fans to get in on the action! From today, everyone […]

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Creer Pipi gives us some inspiration with his Azathoth Stunt

I am reading Donald Tyson’s Alrhazred right now, a very good book, and it got me to thinking about cultists and Azathoth and other mythos related things. In the end my thoughts turned towards Oklahoma and that Azathoth monument that seems to have appeared out of nowhere. When I think of the Midwest I think […]

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